RESIDENTS OF ABU DHABI SWIM FOR CLEAN SEAS
ABU DHABI – 27th March 2019: This Friday (29thMarch 2019) residents of Abu Dhabi will be taking to the water for a second consecutive year for the ‘Swim for clean seas’ event, which aims to raise awareness and promote cleaner seas and healthy lifestyles in Abu Dhabi. The event, which is being hosted by the Jumeirah Saadiyat Island Resort, will see participants of all ages and abilities swim distances of 400m, 800m or 1600m and includes interactive games designed to help kids learn more about the environment and the sea.
Prior to the event there will also be a photo opportunity on Thursday 28th March at 3 pm at the Jumeirah Saadiyat Island Resort with two swim Ambassadors His Highness Sheikh Theyab Khalifa Al Nahyan and Sarra Lajnef, the first female Tunisian Olympic Swimmer.
Felicia Agmyren – Founder of Swim for Clean Seas said: “We were originally inspired to create the event one summer while swimming across the Messina strait in Italy. We noticed a lot of changes to the health of our seas that people don’t necessarily notice in their daily lives and wanted to find a way to engage the local community in Abu Dhabi where we live, thus Swim for Clean Seas was born. The aim of the event is to teach people how they can all contribute to the health of our seas by making small changes in our daily lives such as reducing our disposable plastic waste which has a direct impact on the health of marine life.”
Felicia Agmyren continued: “I would particularly like to thank our generous hosts from the Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts for their hospitality and supporting the event. They were the first hotel chain in the UAE to ban disposable plastic and are therefore a perfect fit for the message of the event.”
Started in 2018 by two keen open water swimmers, brother / sister duo Felicia Agmyren and Almer Agmyren, ‘Swim for Clean Seas’ aims to help raise awareness about the importance of keeping our seas clean by engaging the community in fun and interactive ways. The event will also feature various speakers and marine biologists to teach the community about the importance of keeping our seas healthy and clean.